The new nose and front wing on Alfa Romeo racecar have been designed to increase the downforce and to help the team make better adjustments in future races.
Xevi Pujolar, Alfa Romeo’s head of trackside engineering, said that this update also had a positive effect on the car’s overall performance.
He added that “we don’t have any problems with our race car at the moment”.
The Alfa Romeo F1 Team C43 photographed by Alfa Romeo is better overall due to its front wing. This helps the whole car work together more effectively and efficiently.
The design of the aircraft has changed. The nose is now longer, starting at the front instead of part-way down the plane. This means that the shape of the mainplane has been altered in its middle section which impacts air pressure and how air flows around it.
Also, having an extended nose changes how designers can use it to handle extra weight.
The number of brackets that hold the main airplane and second elements together has been reduced from four to three. Moreover, the position of these brackets have also changed away from the center line.
Teams are only allowed to use 8 pieces per side, so soon we might see Alfa Romeo using the same arrangement of two flaps used by Mercedes last year and by Ferrari this year. The front edge of the mainplane has also changed from a curved shape to being flat.
The team has shortened the chord of the car’s wing mirror stalk because it affects how air flows around the vehicle. You can compare the new stalk (top) with one they used in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which is marked by white arrows. Adam Cooper also wrote something related to this topic.
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